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€f[ The College Greetings is published monthly by the stu- 
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Scandinavian Customs 3 

Christmas-tide in Cornwall 6 

Community Christmas Trees 8 

A Christmas Dilemma 10 

Jane's Christmas Carol 13 

Christmas Proclamation 14 

Christmas Carols • • • 15 

Christmas Recipes .15 

Twilight Thoughts 18 

Editorial 19 

Attention All! 20 

Home Economics 22 

Expression • 22 

Music , 23 

Art 24 

Society Notes 24 

New Ba-is of Membership for Y. W. C. A 26 

Y. W. C. A, Notes 28 

Calendar 30 

Jokes 32 

Locals 33 

Alumnae Notes 34 

Exchanges 35 

Senior-Junior Banquet 35 

Sophomore Notes 36 

What's in a Name? 36 

Egyptian Club 37 

Edwa d Howard Griggs Lectures 37 


Graphic Arts 


There's a song in the air! 

There's a star in the sky! 
There's a mother's deep prayer, 
And a baby's low cry! 
And the star rains it's fire while the beautiful sing, 
For the manger of Bethlehem cradles a King! 

In the light of that star 

Lie the ages impearled; 
And that song from afar 
Has swept over the world. 
Every hearth is aflame, and the beautiful sing 
In the homes of the nations that Jesus is King! 

We rejoice in the light, 

And we echo the song 
That comes down through the night 
From the heavenly throng. 
Ay! we shout to the lovely evangel they bring, 
And we greet in his cradle our Saviour and King! 

— Holland 

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Vol. XVIII Jacksonville, 111., Christmas, 1914 No 4 


If we investigate the origin of customs that are ob- 
served today at Christmas time, we wander far back into 
the ages of pagan rites and ceremonies to find their begin- 
nings — long before the Christian era began. 

Many of these rites and ceremonies were celebrated 
at the period of the winter-solstice, in Scandanavia, Rome, 
Greece and Egypt, where the pagan people feared, as the 
days shortened in the darkest month of the year, that the 
sun was dying and when the sun began to stay with them 
a little longer each day, they had a time of rejoicing. 
When the Christian teachers brought them light through 
the truth of the Gospel, the rites of the Christian religion 
were transplanted into the old pagan rites, partly because 
it was impossible to alienate these people from their cher- 
ished traditions and partly because the Christian leaders 
themselves believed that by adapting the features of the 
sun festivals as a conciliation to those who had broken 
with old beliefs and vowed allegiance to the new faith, 
Christianity would be rendered more acceptable and thus 
more effectually promoted. So it came about that the 
harmless features of the pagan festivals came to belong 
to Christmas. 

Many of the observances of Chrismas are derived from 
the worship of our pagan Scandinavian ancestors and are 
still cherished by the Scandinavian people. Two of the 
most popular customs are the hanging of mistletoe and 
the burning of the yule log. It is very interesting to note 
the legends connected with these customs. 

In the religion of the Druids, the mistletoe was re- 
garded with great reverence, because it was believed to 

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possess wondrous curative powers. They called it "All 
Hear' and offered it as a sacrifice on their altars. 

The burning of the yule log is an ancient ceremony 
that originated with the Scandinavians, who at the feast of 
Juul at the winter-solstice, used to kindle huge bon-fires, 
called yule fires, in paying honor to their great god, Thor. 
The higher the flames leaped, the greater pleased was 
Thor. They soon learned that the trees upon which mis- 
tletoe clung made the brightest fires. They believed that 
Thor himself had caused the mistletoe to grow on these 
trees to let them know which were best for making great 
fires in his honor. So when anyone met under the mistle- 
toe in the great forests, no matter if they were great 
enemies, they dropped their weapons and greeted each 
other kindly and would not take up arms against each 
other until the sunrise of the next day. This was their 
tribute to Thor. They began to take the mistletoe into 
their dwellings and hang it over the doorways and no 
enemy could enter underneath it without becoming a 
friend to the people living inside. From this came the 
habit of greeting with a kiss people who step under the 

According to the old legend, the Scandinavians were 
the first people to have the Christmas tree. In the eighth 
century Saint Winifred tried to show the people that the 
Druid priests had made them worshipers of trees and not 
of a living God and on Christmas eve he hewed down the 
great oak tree around which they had gathered to offer a 
human sacrifice. As it fell, a young fir tree seemed to 
appear miraculously beyond it, so Saint Winifred told them 
that this little tree which pointed to the sky was the living 
tree with no stains of blood upon it and it should be the 
sign of their new worship. He told them to carry it to 
the chieftains hall and go no more into the shadows of the 
forest to keep their feasts, but to keep them at home with 
laughter and songs and rites of love. Now the Scandina- 

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vian people, with whom the custom originated, still keep 
these rites of love and the custom of the Christmas tree. 

The custom of making gifts seems to have been from 
the earliest times, the expression of a thankful heart, 
though we like to think that it is because the Wise Men 
brought gifts to the Christ Child at Christmas time. The 
Scandinavian people have curious ways of giving presents 
at Christmas time. The Julklapp is a gift wrapped up in 
innumerable coverings. The person who brings it arrives 
unexpectedly, raps noisily at the door and throws or 
pushes the Julklapp into the room. He must come and 
go like lightning without revealing who he is. Great 
efforts are made to so conceal the gift that the person who 
receives it, after much trouble in undoing the wrappings, 
may need to search and search to find it. Sometimes a 
tiny gold ring is hidden in a heavy box or a little gold heart 
in a Christmas cake. Occassionally a man contrives to 
hide in the Julklapp and thus offer himself to the lady of 
his choice. 

Another custom which is found in the better class of 
Swedish homes is for the Christmas presents to be given by 
two masked persons— a man and a woman. The old 
man carries a bell and rings it, the old woman carries a 
basket full of packets which she delivers to the addresses. 

The simple folk of the Scandinavian countries have a 
vivid sense of the nearness of the supernatural on Christ- 
mas Eve. On yule night no one should go out for he may 
meet all kinds of uncanny beings. In Sweden the Trolls 
are believed to celebrate Christmas eve with dancing and 
revelry, and the little Trolls are thought to ride over the 
heath on wolves to their assemblies. On Christmas morn- 
ing between cock-crowing and day-break it is highly dan- 
gerous to be out. 

It is also a folks-belief that Christmas eve is the time 
when the dead revisit their old homes, so the living pre- 
pare for them with dread, yet with a desire to make them 
welcome. When the festivities are over and everyone 

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has gone to rest, the parlor is left tidy and adorned, with 
candles lighted and a great fire burning. The table is 
covered with a festive cloth and filled with food and a 
jug of yule ale. The chairs are wiped clean with a white 
towel and in the morning are wiped again and if any earth 
is found they believe some kinsman, fresh from the grave 
has sat there. 

Not only these customs of the Scandanavian people but 
most all of the observances of Christmas have had their 
beginning long, long ago and little do we think when we 
are gathered for the Christmas festival in memory of God's 
Gift to the world, that the rites and customs we are ob- 
serving have been handed down from those pagan people 
who were groping for, yet did not know, the one living 

OlaWendel, '16. 


In the little county down in the southwest corner of 
England, many of the ancient Christmas customs of "mer- 
rie England" are observed. It is only in the gardens of 
Cornwall that one may find the real Christmas roses, 
whose petals strewed the snow on that first Christmas 
night. When these cherished flowers begin to bloom 
one may feel sure that Christmas is near. 

For days before, the air is heavy with clove, cinnamon, 
and saffron, for the wonderful cakes and puddings which 
are indispensable at this time of the year. The confec- 
tioner's shops are gay with cakes made in Christmas shapes 
and decorations. Most of the shops are beautifully decor- 
ated with real greens, from the abundance found in the 
country round. The hedges are green with rich growths 
of rough but beautiful furze, bristling with yellow blos- 
soms like small candles. There are many ever-green 
trees, but even the leafless trees look summer like in their 
rich draperies of ivy. Everywhere may be seen the glossy, 

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brilliant holly bushes, with berries so large and thick as al- 
most to hide the leaves. The church is decorated with 
ever-green. Probably at no time of the year do the old- 
fashioned buildings look so attractively beautiful as when 
decked with yew and myrtle and Christmas flowers. 

In Cornwall a tree is considered necessary, but a very 
different one from that to which we are accustomed. The 
favorite sort is a holly bush, not too large, to stand on a 
table, but sturdy enough to hold gifts. The trimmings 
are often poor but abundant, for although the Cornish 
working people have little money to spend on tree decora- 
tions, they are by no means lacking in holiday spirit. 

On Christmas eve, on all sides, may be heard the sound 
of children's voices singing carols. With an almost un- 
earthly beauty they come ringing over the hillsides, 
"Nowell, nowell, nowell, nowell, 
Born is the King of Israel/' 
or "Hark the herald angels sing," cr many another strange 
old carol. 

The carolling continues all through the Christmas 
week but bursts out in full force on New Years Eve, for 
the Cornish people do not end their holidays with Christ- 
mas Day. That is only the real beginning, to them. Shops 
are not open for three or four days. Football posters an- 
nounce a series of holiday games. The day after Christ- 
bas, boxing day, is almost more of a holiday than the twen- 
ty-fifth itself. Even the train service is very much lim- 
ited. The origin of the holiday was the occasion upon 
which the poor people assembled and unpacked boxes 
which their rich neighbors had sent to the church for them 
on Christmas day. The twenty-eighth is kept as Holy 
Innocent's Day, on which no one washes anything, not 
even a dish, because of the superstition that "you will 
wash one of your own family into the grave within the 

At midnight on New Year's eve, when the muffled 
chimes begin to toll, there is an intense silence while the 

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ringers scurry up the dark stairways to snatch the leather 
mufflers from the clappers before the twelfth stroke shall 
sound. Then bursts forth a deafening combination of 
chimes, fog-horns, band instruments, and steamer whistles, 
welcoming the New Year, and announcing the end of the 
Cornish Christmas. 

Louise Harries, '15. 


How fortunate are the children who have a Christmas 
tree in their homes, but there are thousands who do not 
have this treat or have even seen a Christmas tree. No 
doubt this fact brought about the idea of the big out-door 
tree, to which both rich and poor can come with their 
Christmas spirit and feel that they really are helping some 
one else to have a merry Christmas. 

The first out-door Christmas tree in the United States 
was erected in Madison Square, New York, on Christmas 
eve, 1912. This tree was a great success and it seems al- 
most, as one writer has said, as if "the star which shone 
from the topmost twigs of this gigantic tree must have shot 
off sparks, which fell all over the country, for on the 
Christmas eve of 1913, the Christmas tree stars came out 
one by one in many places between the Atlantic and Pa- 
cific oceans. M 

The community Christmas trees are generally lighted 
every evening during Christmas week and programs are 
given around the tree by different choruses and glee clubs. 
A spectator has said in reference to the first celebration 
in New York, "Some people came in furs and in their auto- 
mobiles, many by trolley and subway and more walked 
from a distance. Scattered through the crowd were hun- 
dreds of outcasts, and it was noticed that silver was passed 
quietly from gloved hands to bare ones." 

The first year that the tree was erected in New York, 
there were from five to fifteen thousand people present. 

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They began coming at half past four. After the singing of 
"Holy Night," by the Oratorio Society, a child was taken 
from the crowd and it pushed the electric button which 
lighted the beautiful star of the upper branches and the 
thousands of lights on the trees. After supper the pro- 
gram was continued. A military band played patriotic 
and religious selections, there was also a quartette of 
church soloists and later a negro chorus of a hundred 
voices sang old-time plantation songs. The crowd did 
not leave until at midnight, when the Metropolitan chimes 
sounded the notes of "America," and the lights were 
turned out. 

When the people in the capital of the United States de- 
cided to have a community tree there was no debate as to 
where it should be placed. The capitol plaza was the one 
spot in Washington for the nation's tree. The tree was 
beautiful and surely a heart-warming spectacle. "In the 
crowds that surged about it were representatives of the 
diplomatic service from many lands, little foreign kiddies 
having an American Christmas, army and navy officers, 
a full force of Uncle Sam's big civil service family, and all 
kinds and conditions of people, black and white." At the 
foot of the stairs, the marine band played continuously and 
when it broke into the strains of "Hark, the Herald Angels 
sing," the crowd around the tree burst into song. 

It probably will be of interest to the girls here in 
school, to know that Miss Olmsted, the visiting nurse in 
Jacksonville, is hoping to have a community tree here this 
Christmas. She is working together with the Commer- 
cial Club and they are looking forward to giving the chil- 
dren of Jacksonville a merry Christmas. If all plans are 
successful, the public school will have charge of the music 
and the city has promised to wire and light the tree. 

Is this not a wonderful idea to carry out in the cities, 
where so many poor children hardly know of the beauti- 
ful Christmas and its meaning? The little children who 
gather about the decorated shop windows at Christmas 

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time, are all very anxious to know what it all means and 
often times they know only that it is a time when friends 
give gifts to each other. They have no idea that it is the 
Saviour's birth we are celebrating and that the gifts we 
give are only small remembrances. By bringing the 
people together around a big out-door tree, many of them 
hear for the first time the glad song telling of the birth of 
Christ, which brought — Peace on earth and good will 
among men. Johanna Onken, '17. 


The shades of evening deepened. Outside the whirl- 
ing, writhing, twisting snow flakes filled the air and so 
thickened it that the hurrying people on the street below 
seemed only moving shadows to Emily Louise, as she 
stood watching them from her window in the topmost 
story of Harding College. 

It was Christmas eve, a time when all should be re- 
joicing, but Emily Louise, the sweetest and prettiest Fresh- 
man in college, was homesick and lonely, desperately so. 
Fate had determined that she must spend that holiday of 
holidays miles and miles away from home in the dreary 
and deserted college with four or five other just as miser- 
able girls. Even her roommate was gone. 

Perhaps it wouldn't have been so bad if Miss Ryan had 
been left in charge of them. But Miss Medalie! Im- 

It was shameful, so Emily thought, that she should 
have to come away out here to acquire college culture, and 
untold wealth of knowledge just because it was her Aunt 
Mehitable's alma mater, and because that venerable lady 
had firmly asserted that unless her niece complied with her 
wishes she should not be included in her will and should 
not receive the sapphire necklace which had come down 
from their Norman ancestry. For the sake of the neck- 
lace Emily Louise came. 

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Visions of the Christmas tree, the gifts, the music and 
laughter of the festival revelers at home flashed vividly 
before her, and before she realized it she was relieving her 
emotion by tears. Of course it was silly, but she couldn't 
help it. There was one consolation, however, she was 
just a Freshman instead of a Senior and could weep oceans 
without disgracing 'herself. 

By chance she turned and glanced into the mirror only 
to discover, to her horror, that her eyes were attaining an 
unbeautiful red and fast becoming 

'Two walking baths, two weeping motions, 
Portable and compendious oceans." 

Being unable to permit that, she hastily removed all 
traces of her tears with some of the nice new pink Parisan 
powder which Sarah Adelaide had given her and wandered 
out to see if the other prisoners were as miserable as she. 

She found them all in Marion's room lamenting their 

"Oh, I just know we shall all die of loneliness," 
mourned Margaret. Several others corroborated her 

"1 won't get to hang up my stocking," sobbed little 

"Anna Courtney! You don't mean to say you hang 
up your stocking! That's a child's game," exclaimed 

"Yes, I do," acknowledged the weeping Anna stoutly. 
"Its loads of fun and there is always something especially 
nice way down in the toe. It's so exciting to feel the 
lumpy packages and wonder what they are." 

"Oh," wailed Margaret, hiding her face in a pillow. 
"Please stop talking. It makes me feel worse than ever." 

"Girls," cried Mildred, who always came to the rescue 
in times of need. "We are here; there is evidently no 
chance of getting away, so lets make the best of the propo- 
sition. You all have lovely boxes from home. Why not 
have a big spread in my room for our Christmas dinner? " 

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The atmosphere brightened perceptibly. 

"Oh, don't wait until tomorrow. Have it tonight/' 
came a suggestion. 

"I suppose we shall have to invite Miss Medalie? " 


So it was agreed. 

That night, as the merry-makers prepared their feast, 
Mary brought consternation upon them all by exclaiming, 
"Girls, among all these dainty eatables there isn't a morsel 
of fudge. 1 simply must have some." This, indeed was 
quite characteristic of that young lady for she absolutely 
could not exist without candy, especially fudge. In fact, 
her one dream was to possess a confectioner's store of 
which she should be chief manager and consumer. 

"Ruth is gone and not one of us can make respectable 
fudge. What shall we do? " came from one of the party. 

"Draw straws," suggested another. 

They did and the lot fell to Miss Medalie. The girls 
gasped inaudibly. Somehow they couldn't conceive of 
that august personage doing such a trivial thing as making 
fudge. But she did, and in doing it she threw aside the 
grandeur and icy reserve and became as jolly and com- 
panionable as any girl there. 

So fun and laughter reigned and the girls forgot their 

That night cuddled in their "comfy" little bed Emily 
Louise and Mary recounted the joys of their pleasant even- 

"Wasn't it perfectly lovely? " whispered Emily Louise. 
"Great," mumbled Mary through a chocolate cream 
which she had discovered on Emily Louise's table. 

"And isn't Miss Medalie a dear?" continued Emily 

"Yes,' breathed Mary, and then estatically, "And 
doesn't she make heavenly fudge!" 

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Then followed dreamland, and Christmas eve passed 
into Christmas day, bringing peace and gladness to all, 
even to the inmates of Harding College., 

Maud Strubinger, '18. 


For the first time during that last busy day before 
Christmas vacation, Jane was alone. Even Jean, her 
room-mate, was away practicing carols. Propping her- 
self up among the pillows on her cot she leaned against 
the window sill and watched the blizzard outside turning 
the campus white. 

"How good it is to be here in this old school," she 
thought, "and oh, what a good time I've had since I've 
been here! My last Christmas vacation at school! Only 
one more thing today, the special Christmas services in 
chapel. Goodness, but I hate to think that this is the last 
time I'll go through all the excitement of the last day be- 
fore vacation. From the very minute I woke up this 
morning I had an unusually Christmasy feeling — even 
more than I've had all week." 

The two girls had awakened early, too excited to sleep, 
and had talked about the things that had to be crowded 
into that last short day. It had been almost impossible 
for them to keep still during their classes. All over the 
building girls rushed here and there, finishing their pack- 
ing, slipping little gifts into trunks when no one was look- 
ing, laughing and talking about their trip home. Trunks 
scraped across the floors as the girls pushed them from 
one part of their room to another. 

Jane surveyed their room from her perch on the cot. 
It was straight now and nearly everything packed. She 
could scarcely wait until she and Jean would leave tomor- 
row. "Oh dear," she sighed, "there's another thing I 
hadn't thought of; this is the last Christmas Jean will spend 
at our house. How will I ever get along without her 

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now? Why, even the rest of the family think of Jean 
and Christmas together as much as I do." 

It was almost dark now and Jane, tired out from ex- 
citement, leaned back sleepily among the pillows. 

"Jane, Jane, it's time to go to chapel — hurry up," 
and several girls pounded on the door, before they rushed 
into her room. She jumped up and ran down the hall 
with them, getting into chapel just as the first lines of 
"Silent Night, Holy Night" were sung. Jane could hear 
Jean's voice in the chorus. 

Jane Murrey awoke suddenly and looked about her in 
a startled manner. Where was she and what had she 
been doing? Where was Jean and the girls and chapel? 
The large library, the red coals in the fireplace in front of 
her, the dim twilight outside only helped to confuse her. 
Then suddenly she remembered. She was no longer in 
college, had been away four years, and was now spending 
the holiday with an old friend. It had been only a dream! 
And Jean! How she did want to see her. For some rea- 
son Jean had never answered that last letter written al- 
most two years ago. But what was that she heard? Sure- 
ly it was the same song and the same voice she had heard 
in her dream. 

"Silent night! Holy night! 

All is calm, all is bright: 

Round yon Virgin Mother and Child! 

Holy Infant, so tender and mild, 

Sleep in heavenly peace." 
Jane ran into the next room and there was Jean, the 
same old Jean of her dream, the same Jean, whose favor- 
ite carol was "Silent Night, Holy Night." 

Helen Ost, '17. 


December 24th has been set aside as Illinois "House" 
Red Cross Seal Day. On this day every house in Illinois 

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must have a Seal on its entrance. It will cost one penny 
but will tell a story to the passerby that the inmates are 
helping to exterminate the great white plague. Get your 
Seals now. If there is no agent in your town write to 
headquarters, and Seals will be sent at once. 
, Very sincerely yours, 

Harriet Fulmer. 
111. 1914 Red Cross Seal Campaign Headquarters: 
1212 Hartford Bldg., 85 Dearborn St., Chicago. 


What a good feeling it gives us when we begin to sing 
Christmas carols at chapel. For we know then that it will 
not be long until we will go out to sing carols and then go 
home for the holidays. 

Carol singing is one of our college traditions. Under 
the auspices of the social service department of the Y. W. 
C. A. the girls are formed into groups to practice the 
carols. The churches are glad to give us the names of 
any who are sick and shut in and the night before we go 
home for the holidays we go out and sing to them. 

We think then, that these songs which we have al- 
ways known and loved, have never sounded sweeter than 
they do when sung out in the cold, clear air, and we seem 
to feel more deeply the spirit of Christmas. 


2 cups sugar 

2-3 cup water 

1-8 teaspoon cream of tarter 

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Method — Mix ingredients in a smooth saucepan and 
heat gradually to the boiling point. Boil until mixture 
forms a soft ball when tested in cold water, stirring slowly 
only until sugar is dissolved. Wash sugar from sides of 
saucepan with a damp cloth. Pour into a buttered dish. 
Do not scrape the pan. Cool without disturbing until a 
dent made with the finger holds its shape. Stir until 
creamy and when stiff enough knead with the hands until 
smooth. This may be worked into cream candies, choco- 
late creams, or filling for dates. 

Candied Orange Peel. 

To candy orange, lemon, or grape fruit rind, soak over 
night, then cut into tiny strips with scissors. Boil in 
three waters for twenty minutes each and drain. Have 
ready a syrup made by boiling equal parts of sugar and 
water, and in this boil the rind until transparent. Drain 
and roll in fine granulated sugar. The grape fruit straws 
are especially delicious. 


2 cups of sugar 
1-2 box Knox gelatine. 
Method — Dissolve the gelatine in 10 tablespoons of 
water. Cook the sugar with 10 tablespoons of water for 
2 minutes, then add the dissolved gelatine and beat for at 
least twenty minutes. 

Line a pan, sides and bottom, with powdered sugar. 
Pour the beaten candy into it and cover with powdered 
sugar. Let it stand a while before cutting. 

French Nouget. 

Boil 2 cups of sugar, 1-2 cup white Karo syrup and 
5 tablespoons water until brittle when tried in cold water. 
Also boil 1 cup sugar and 5 tablespoons water until it 
forms a soft ball in cold water. 

Beat the whites of three eggs in a large platter and add 
to them the above mixtures as they are ready, beating con- 
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stantly. Add nuts, figs or dates and beat until cool. 
Flavor as desired. Pour into buttered plates and cut into 


Melt the fondant over hot water adding a few drops of 
hot water and flavoring. Stir constantly to avoid the 
formation of a crust. Color may be added when melted. 
Drop from the tip of a spoon upon oiled paper. Winter- 
green may be used. 

English Toffee. 

2 cups brown sugar 

4 tablespoons weak vinegar 
1-4 cup butter 
1 cup nuts 
Cook the butter, sugar, and vinegar over a moderate 
heat. Boil to the snap stage. 

Spread the broken nuts in a well buttered pan or 
plate and pour the syrup over them. Mark in squares. 


1 cup milk 

1 tablespoon butter 

3 cups light brown sugar 
1 teaspoon vanilla 

3-4 cup nuts, pecans or English walnuts 
Bring the milk and butter to the boiling point; add the 
sugar and cook to the "hard ball" stage. Remove from 
the fire, cool without jarring, add the nuts and vanilla, 
and beat until creamy. Pack in a buttered pan or plate 
and mark in squares before it is too cold. 

Fried Marshmallows. 

Toasted marshmallows have become so common that 
we welcome a change in fried ones. Cover the bottom of 
a pan with melted butter and fry the marshmallows to a 
delicate brown over a moderate heat. 

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The sunset brings the close of parting day; 

The brilliant landscape fades into the night; 
A solemn stillness lies o'er all the way; 

In vain I look about me for the light. 

As night tide turns the gladness into gloom, 

And mystic wind sighs ghostlike through the trees, 

This trembling heart forbodes of darkening doom 
And stern reality its right decrees. 

Yet in sweet friendships' healing stream is found 
The balm to aid the soul, to cheer the hour 

And memories dear of Freshman days abound, 
As many as spring breezes in a bower. 

The flight of time goes on, the hour will come 

When school-day joys will cease and years unroll 

The grimness of our fate for us to hear 
And freeze the genial current of our soul. 

As up the heights and down the steeps we go 
And each with each our joys and burdens bear, 

The germ of fame is born to grow and glow 
Till all the world amazed will stop and hear. 

Let honor spur us on to distant goal, 
Let duty fill our lives with useful toil, 

Until at last we reach the topmost knoll 

And see the tangled threads of hope uncoil. 

Ruth Mendenhall, '18. 

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Faculty Advisor— Miss Mary Anderson. 

Editor in-Chief — Helena Munson. 

Associate and Alumnae Editor — Winifred Bnrmeister. 

Assistant Editors— Helen McGhee, Elaine Buhrman. 

Art Editor— Dorothy Stevens. 

Business Manager— Audrey Berryman. 

Assistant Business Managers— Alma Harmel, Mary Harrison. 

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New 
Year is the wish of the Greetings for 

What has college meant to you? What does Christ- 
mas mean to you? Has college helped you to find added 
meaning in the Christmas spirit? Are you better enabled 
to bring the spirit of joy and love to those in your home 
community because of your experiences here at school? 
How are you going to show during these three weeks vaca- 
tion, what college has donj for you? 

Each one of us may well pause to think of how we, 
personally, would answer such questions. If each one of 
us has not found fuller meaning in the spirit of Christmas 
from the singing of carols, from our happy associations 
with new-found friends, from the broader life of college 
in general, we have not received all that college life has 
had to give. If, however, we can go home, slip quietly 
into our old places, make the people of the community feel 
that we have come home to be one of them, and by an 
unpretentious influence help them to find the real Christ- 
mas joy, the sacrifice which has been made in order that 
we might be in school will not have been in vain. 

There are many ways in which we can help to ra- 
diate the true Christmas joy without exchanging expensive 

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gifts. Many of us can enter heartily into the fun of prep- 
aration by helping our smaller brothers and sisters to make 
the hearth look festive with evergreen which need cost 
nothing. An evening around the fire spent in telling jolly 
stories, cracking nuts, and popping corn is far more near 
an ideal Christmas Eve than one spent in the crowded 
shops, scrambling frantically for the last unpurchased gift. 
If it has not been customary to sing carols, you may be 
the means of gathering a group of young people together 
for such a purpose. The simple ways for bringing joy to 
human hearts are innumerable and each one must find 
them for herself. Your increased ability to help others 
and the manner in which you offer this help will be the 
best of what college has meant to you. 


A short story contest has been arranged by the staff 
of the Greetings which is open to any student of the Illi- 
nois Woman's College. A prize of $5.00 will be given for 
the best short story, $3.00 will be given as a second prize, 
and a subscription to the Greetings for the remainder of 
the year will be the third. The contest will close Feb. 10 
and all stories must have been put in the Greetings box 
by that date. 

Put on your "thinking caps" and make them yield 
you returns. Any stories which you have already writ- 
ten and which have not been published in the Greetings 
hitherto may be entered. 

The right is reserved to use any material which is 
handed in, at a future date. The right is also reserved to 
withhold the prizes if the stories submitted do not merit 

Putting things off till tomorrow takes almost as much 
time as doing them now. 

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The Survey gives a short account of the effect of the 
war on the international Y. M. C. A. work. Over 200,- 
000 members of the European association and nearly 
every one of the secretaries are reported to be in the ranks 
of the fighting armies. The Paris association building has 
been transformed into a hospital left in charge of the wife 
of the secretary, while he is gone to war. The president 
of the French National Y. M. C. A. Committee is chair- 
man of the French Red Cross Society. John R. Mott has 
given up his journey among the colleges of the levant and 
has gone to help in association work in Europe. 

One editor makes the suggestion that, when the time 
for peace making comes in Europe, the United States 
should put the following proposition to the nations of the 

"It is time for us to abandon offensive armament and 
the insane policy of preparation for war. The United 
States will reduce the size of its navy in common with 
other powers, the measure of reduction to be agreed upon 
between us. The United States will enter a compact to 
build no more battleships for five or ten years as common 
consent may determine. The United States will bind her- 
self to maintain only such armed land forces as are neces- 
sary for purposes of national policing, this to be the pro- 
gram of all powers. 

'The United States will join in establishment of a per- 
manent court of arbitration at The Hague for settlement 
of all questions of international controversy and will agree 
that her navy shall become part of a world navy for the 
purpose of enforcing decisions of this court should such 
action be necessary." 

At the fall election two women were elected to fill the 
office of county superintendent of schools in two counties 
of Illinois. 

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Some of the members of our department had an op- 
portunity to show their skill along domestic science lines 
on December 3rd, when we celebrated the birthday of 
Mrs. Ellen H. Richards. The stunt, given at that time, 
emphasized the high cost of living at the present time as 
compared with that of colonial days. An interesting 
paper was read by Edna Babcock on the life of Mrs. 
Richards, whose work on the development and betterment 
of the home will always stand out in the history of home 

The various sewing classes have succeeded in com- 
pleting twelve suits of clothing for the children of the 
fresh air school. 


The second students' recital occurred Friday after- 
noon, December 11, at 4:15. Those who took part in 
the program were: Marion De Pew, Helen Butler, Ber- 
nice Beachy, Hazel Ingram, Marceline Armstrong, Clara 
Lane, Anne Floreth, Mary Fowler, Lucille Rexroat and 
Alma Harmel. 

Miss Gleckler read for the Missionary Societies of 
Grace, Baptist and Congregational Churches, and for the 
Centenary Aid Society the first week in December. 

Great interest has been displayed in the Dramatic 
Club which is to be organized in a short time. Forty- 
seven girls have applied for membership. It has been 
decided that only five Academy students can be members 
of the club, being associate members with no power to 
vote or hold office. They will stand on equal footing 
with other members in the choice of casts for plays. 
When an Academy student enters college, she may be- 
come an active member of the club without further try- 

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During the month of November there have been a 
number of registrations, notably in Mrs. Day's violin class, 
and also in the development of the orchestra. The open- 
ing number of the Artists' Course, Mrs. Helen Brown 
Read's recital, occurred Nov. 10th, before a large and 
enthusiastic audience. 

The first of the faculty recitals was given by Miss 
Louise Miller on Monday evening, Dec. 7th. The faculty 
were heard in a number of out of town concerts and a 
concert in town. Miss Demuth and Miss Miller gave part 
of the program before the Virden Woman's Club on Nov. 
20th, and on Nov. 2 7th, Mrs. Hartmann, Mrs. Day, Miss 
Demuth and Mr. Stearns gave a program before the Wo- 
man's Club of Waverly. On Tuesday, Dec. 1st, Mrs. Day 
talked to the South End Woman's Club of her experiences 
in Russia, and on Friday evening, Dec. 4th, Mrs. Day and 
Mr. Stearns appeared before a large audience at the Chris- 
tian church in a complimentary concert given by the men 
of the church to the women of the church. 

On Sunday, Dec. 1 3th, will occur the second of this 
year's series of vesper concerts. An interesting feature of 
the program will be the singing of a number of old Christ- 
mas carols by the Madrigal Club. There will also be solos 
by Mrs. Hartmann, Miss Demuth and Mr. Stearns. 

Two student recitals have been given during the 
month of November. The programs were made up of 
students from all departments of the conservatory. These 
recitals are to be held every other Thursday at 4:1 5, and 
are considered a part of the musical education of every 
student. A great deal of benefit will be derived from these 
recitals if they are attended regularly. They are not open 

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to the public, but to students in all departments of the 

Much interesting work is expected to be done by the 
Academy Glee Club during the year. Elections for offi- 
cers brought out the following results: 

President — Anna Reavis. 

Vice-president — Julia Stuckey. 

Secretary — Frances Sconce. 

Treasurer — Ruth Harker. 

Director — Miss Demuth. 


As the Christmas time draws near great interest is 
being taken in the arts and crafts department of the art 
studio. Consequently many pieces in china, leather and 
metal are being executed. 


One of the most enjoyable Belles Lettres meetings 
of the year was given when Miss Miller entertained us with 
a "Pianologue" — a romance with piano accompaniment. 

"A Mock Thanksgiving Dinner" was the subject for 
the Thanksgiving program. Everyone was given a menu 
card on which she was to write her guess for the names of 
the courses. The latter were represented by papers or 
talks on the appropriate topics, such as "Modes of Dress- 
ing," "Turkey," 'The Sahara Desert," and others. All 
who guessed every course and those who were not as clev- 
er, were served with tea and wafers afterwards. 

Thanksgiving proved a jolly Belles Lettres reunion. 
What fun we did have listening to the experiences of "our 
teachers!" The Belles Lettres who were back were Hallie 
Clem, Letha Irwin, Freda Fenton, Esse Summers, Louise 
Gates and Marjorie Becker. 

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Instead of our regular program on December 8th, we 
gave a presentation of "Council Fires," written by Audrey 

The annual Christmas banquet was held in Belles 
Lettres Hall, Saturday evening, December 12th. The 
Hall and tables were attractively decorated in the society 
colors — -black and gold — and yellow roses, the Belles Let- 
tres flower. After the dinner, an excellent informal pro- 
gram was given, consisting of readings, piano and vocal 
solos. In all there were about forty members and guests 
present, including several alumni. 


Theta Sigma was glad to welcome back one of her 
former members, Johnsie Rowland, who came to spend 
Thanksgiving and the week-end. 

On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, Irene Merrill 
and Anne Floreth entertained Theta Sigma at a splendid 
Thanksgiving feast in the scoiety room. The many good 
things to eat were in evidence for only a short time, which 
is probably the reason we had such a good time. 

Some members of the society have recently enjoyed 
themselves very much at house parties. Grace Miles took 
Ethel Glaspie and Louise Harris home with her to spend 
Thanksgiving. The following Saturday, Helen McGhee, 
Mary Baldridge, May Bigger and Edna Robb went to Hel- 
en's home in White Hall to spend the week-end. 


The Phi Nu banquet was held at Colonial Inn on 
Tuesday evening, November 28th. This event, always 
dear to Phi Nus, was very enjoyable. After the banquet, 
Miss Crum introduced Miss Neville, our toastmistress for 
the evening. Miss Frazee, Miss Tombaugh, Miss Hess and 
Miss Rowe responded to toasts from Browning's Rabbi 
Ben Ezra. 

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Phi Nu was giad to have back for this occasion Miss 
Frances Frazee, Miss Constance Loar, Miss Erma Elliott, 
Miss Dora McKee, Miss Ethlyn Wisegarver, and several 
of its old members in the city, Miss Lillian Davis, Miss 
Millicent Rowe and Miss Frances Boyd. 

New lights have recently been put in the hall, which 
add greatly to its attractiveness. 

The study of American writers is proving extremely 
interesting and helpful, as the programs are being worked 
up well. 


Since Thanksgiving, the society has been greatly ap- 
preciative of the abundance of light made possible by the 
indirect lighting system, established in the hall at that date. 

The regular program of Dec. 2 was beautifully sup- 
plemented by a reading, "The White Swan," given by Miss 

In accordance with last year's suggestion, the final 
meeting before Christmas was observed as Old Members' 
Day. There were many letters and messages from old 
Lambdas — all touched with a wistfulness to be back at 
I. W. C. After light refreshments, we lingered, held by 
that intangible feeling of "togetherness" newly stirred by 
these letters from absent friends, until the last dinner bell 


On November 4, the National Board of the Young 
Woman's Christian Association decided to recommend to 
the 1915 convention an amendment of the constitution, 
to be inserted under Article II., membership. This plan 
was worked out by the commission on the re-statement of 
the student basis and, because of various returns from the 

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summer conferences and consultations with a commission 
working on the same thing for the Y. M. C. A., the form 
of the recommendation accepted by the National Board 
was a little different from that considered during the sum- 
mer. Now the proposed amendment stands thus: 

"Any student Young Women's Christian Association 
may be admitted to membership whose constitution em- 
bodies the following provisions: 

1. The Young Women's Christian Association of 

affirming the Christian faith in God, the Father; 

and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord and Saviour; 
and in the Holy Spirit, the Revealer of truth and Source of 
power for life and service; according to the teacher of the 
Holy Scripture and the witness of the church, declares its 
purpose to be: 

1. To lead students to faith in God through Jesus 

2. To lead them into membership and service in the 
Christian Church; 

3. To promote their growth in Christian faith and 
character, especially through the study of the Bible; 

4. To influence them to devote themselves, in united 
effort with all Christians, to making the will of Christ 
effective in human society, and to extending the Kingdom 
of God throughout the world. 

II. Membership. 

Any woman of the institution may be a member of the 
Association provided: 

1. That she is in sympathy with the purpose of the 

2. That she makes the following declaration; 

"It is my purpose to live as a true follower of the Lord 
Jesus Christ." 

III. Qualifications for leadership. 

1. All members of the cabinet commit themselves to 
furthering the purpose of the Association. 

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2a. Two-thirds of the cabinet members shall be 
members of churches which are entitled to representa- 
tion in the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in 
America, and only those delegates who are members of 
such churches shall be entitled to vote in conventions. 

Or 2b. A majority of the cabinet members, includ- 
ing the president, shall be members of churches which 
are entitled to representation in the Federal Council of the 
Churches of Christ in America, and only those delegates 
who are members of such churches shall be entitled to the 
vote of conventions. 

This amendment requires for adoption a two-thirds 
affirmative vote in the 1915 convention and also in the 
national convention of 1918. 

Y. W. C. A. NOTES. 

The information meeting held Nov. 29 was interest- 
ing and furnished some knowledge that every member 
should possess. Miss Want showed by diagram the con- 
nections between the world movement, the national, the 
district and the work of our own association. The splen- 
did system is one to be commended to any great firm or 

The student volunteers had charge of the meeting Dec. 
6th. Ora Theobald led the meeting. Rachel Morris 
spoke on the opportunities in foreign fields and the re- 
sponsibility students owe to this work. Marie Miller gave 
the history of the volunteer movement and its splendid 
growth. Miss Chassel made the appeal to the students 
to go out into the foreign field. The meeting was well 
conducted and the movement and its high aims well 

The Christmas service held on Dec. 13th was an es- 
pecially interesting one. Miss Gleckler delighted us by 
reading Grace E. Richmond's "On Christmas Day in the 

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Morning." Several special music numbers helped to 
make the spirit of the day a true Christmas one. 

The bazaar held December 10th proved very success- 
ful. The display of pretty things pleased the purchasers 
so much that the late arrivals had a difficult time to find 
anything to buy^ The members of the Association have 
contributed a sufficient amount to buy the boots to be 
worn by the children of the open air school. Enough 
money was left after buying the forty pairs of boots for 
sixteen pairs of mittens. The interest shown in this school 
will surely help to make it a success. 

The Thanksgiving baskets afforded the usual pleasure 
both to the givers and receivers. The faculty and girls 
divided into groups of twenty, and fifteen baskets were 
sent out to needy families. 

The Service Circle is studying Dr. Henderson's "Social 
Duties" at its monthly meetings under the direction of 
Miss Jennie Anderson. The discussions have proven so 
interesting that the hour allotted to the class has been en- 
tirely too short 

Within a month three conventions will have been held 
which are of interest to members of the Y. W. C. A. In 
Chicago December 8-12, an occupational convention was 
held which was of especial interest to Juniors and Seniors 
who are considering the secretaryship as their life work. 
A national Y. W. C. A. convention is to be held at Lake 
Forest January 1-3 to consider the amendment to the con- 
stitution concerning the membership basis. We are to 
have one or two delegates at this convention. The stu- 
dent volunteer movement of the state of Illinois holds its 
convention in Decatur, January 7, 8, and 9th. As De- 
catur is so near to us, there will be in all probability sev- 
eral go from our school to this convention which, beyond 
a doubt, will be exceedingly interesting. 

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Sept. 16 — First Chapel. 

Sept. 16-19 — Y. W. C. A. reception to new girls. 
Sept. 20 — First Sunday. Old girls call on new girls. 
Sept. 21 — Phi Nil picnic at Gravel Springs. 
Lambda Mu breakfast at Nichols Park. 
Sept. 25 — Sophomore "Pep" day — Mantanzas an- 
Sept. 26 — College Sing. Sophomore contest. 
Sept. 2 7 — Y. W. C. A. recognition service. 
Sept. 28 — Belles Lettres breakfast. Theta Sigma 

Oct. 3 — Off for Matanzas. 
Oct. 5 — Freshman picnic. 
Oct. 8 — Athletic meeting at Chapel hour. 
Oct. 9-Y. W. C. A. Tag day. 
Oct. 10 — Athletic Association day. 
Oct. 12 — Sophomore-Freshman hare and hound 
chase — postponed. 

Oct. 15 — Founders' day. 

Oct. 17 — Y. W. Carnival. 

Oct. 19 — Junior reception to Freshmen. 

Oct. 29 College Council withdrew its charter. 

Freshman stunt. 
Oct. 30 Charter of the Student Association read by Dr. 

Harker in chapel. 
Oct. 3 1 Hallowe'en party given by the college specials. 
Nov. 1 Miss Corbett, Y. W. C. A. Secretary, had 

charge of Association meeting. 
Vesper services. 
Nov. 3 Gifts amounting to $11,000 for endowment 

were announced. 
Nov. 4 Y. W. C. A. cabinet picnic at Gravel Springs. 
Nov. 7 Reception for home economics department. 
Nov. 8 Miss Olmsted, visiting nurse of the city told 

Association of her work. 

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Nov. 10 Mrs. Helen Brown Read's voice recital. 

Constitution of the Athletic Association was 
was adopted and a vote was taken to build 
a hard tennis court. 
Nov. 12 Constitution of the Student Association was 

Nov. 1 4 Lambda Mu held informal reception at Colon- 
ial Inn. 
Miss Hull entertained the Freshmen. 
Nov. 16 Miss Anderson entertained third floor Harker 
at tea. 
First meeting of the German Club. 
Nov. 18 Senior dinner held in the Cookerei. 

Discussing of culture by the upper-classes. 

Election of Student Association officers. 

Sophs brought out their fine new banner for 
the first time. 

Taffy pull for third floor Harker. 

Miss Knopf's old table had waffle breakfast 
at the Peacock Inn. 

Special program in German Club. 
Nov. 25 Miss Jennie Anderson entertained the Juniors. 

Taking of Thanksgiving baskets. 

Old girls arriving. 


Installation of Student Association officers. 

Phi Nu anual banquet at Colonial Inn. 

Dr. Harker talked in Sunday morning chapel. 

Miss McLaughlin entertained the Sophomores. 

Miss McLaughlin entertained the Sophomores. 

Home economic^ stunt. 

Town girls' market. 

Senior-Junior banquet at Colonial Inn. 
Dec. 6 Student volunteer meeting in Christian associa- 
Dec. 7 Miss Miller's recital. 

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Dec. 9 Howard Grigg's lectures. 

Dec. 10 Y. W. C. A. bazaar. 

Dec. 1 1 Miss Anderson ententained the Seniors. 

Dec. 12 Belle Lettres banquet. 

Dec. 1 4 Trunks out in the halls. 

Dec. 1 7 After 4 :1 5 no more classes until the 5th of Jan- 


M. B. in Bacteriology — "Was Hippocrates the father 
of Disease? " 

E. P. — "Why, I thought Hippocrates was a myth." 

M. T. at Miss Robinson's table — "What is fencing? 
Is it what 1 see them doing out on the campus, jumping 
over fences? " 

There are several Ruths in the Junior class: Ruth 
Want, after passing Ruth Taylor on the stairs — "Hello, 

Ruth T. — "Oh, hello, I thought you were speaking 
to Ruth Patton." 

Ruth P., over the banister — "Oh, hello, Ruth!" 

"Hello, Ruth!" chimed Ruth Harper from the eleva- 

At the table: G. R. (teasing her younger sister) — 
"You are massive — " 

A. R. (after a thoughtful search to find a suitable 
word) — "Well, you are corporal." 

Seraphine — "Homer and Charon were ancient Greek 


A. M. M. — "I like everything about sewing except the 

M. H. coming into the room finds her room mate 
shedding copious tears — "Why, what is the trouble?" 
R. W. — "I can't decide which is sadder: 'She died 

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like a wseet little, innocent bird/ or 'She drooped like a 
lily and died." 

A. M. M. — "Did Darwin say that the descendants of 
man are monkeys? " 

H. K. — "Miss A., when a leaf curls up, it curls up, 
doesn't it?" 

W. B., in physics — "A circle has six diameters." 

The angles at which the Senior's caps are put on are 
so varied that the row in chapel might be compared to a 
line of trenches as modern war methods plan them. 

M. B. — "The sycamore is a maple tree." 

R. W. — "This calendar says 1914, next year it will be 

After chemistry exam. — X — "Miss McL uses a 

red pencil and it makes your mistakes stand out so plainly. 
I'm giad Miss A uses a blue one." 

Y. — "O yes, I always feel a blue one is in much better 

Mr. X to Miss Y of the faculty — "Look at that woman 
-still Miss at her age!" 

Miss Y bristling — "Why not at that age? " 
Mr. X., trying to smooth it over — "Well, I guess the 
poor thing must have taught school when she was young." 


There have been a number of guests during the last 
month. Grace Miles' mother and Gertrude Wilson's sis- 
ter each spent a week-end in the building. Eleanor Hen- 
derson and Helen Thomas have visited with friends. Hallie 
Clem, Letta Irwin and Esse Somers spent Thanksgiving at 
the college. 

The Seniors were delightfully entertained by Miss 
Mary Anderson on Friday, Dec. 11. 

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The members of the class in sociology are going to 
enter the essay contest open to students of Methodist 
schools, as offered by the Temperance Society of the 
Methodist church. The papers are to be written on the 
"Social Welfare Phase'' of the anti-liquor problem and 
must be sent to the office in Topeka, Kansas, not later 
than March 1st. Prizes of fifty, thirty and twenty dollars 
are offered. 


There were enough of the class of 1914 at the col- 
lege during Thanksgiving to have a party at Miss John- 
ston's table. All sorts of experiences were talked over, 
which were many and varied. Those present were Hallie 
Clem, Letta Irwin and Erma Lytle Elliott. 

We wish more of our alumnae would respond with 
subscriptions, material and such sentiments as we have 
from a few. 

"1 enjoyed the alumnae notes so much, I should think 
everyone would want the paper." — Rena Crum Sinclair, 

'Thanks for sending out the first number. I think 
the plan for a special alumnae editor should bring good 
results." — Susan Rebhan, '05. 

The following "Classical Notes" were brought in at 
Thanksgiving by visiting alumnae: 

"My Latin teacher is Miss C. They say Latin is a 
dead language and I wish it was buried." (Extract from a 

"Miss I., do you really advise me to take Latin? 
They say it is getting to be such a dead language, it isn't 
even spoken in Europe much now." 

"1 just want to know this: When you talk Latin, do 
you have to talk it in Enlgish or Latin? " 

"I never thought I'd have to learn to pronounce Lat- 
in. I always thought it was a dumb language." 

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The keynote of this months' exchanges is College 
Spirit. Some papers labor with their student body for not 
giving the football team enthusiastic support, others read 
lectures on '"-don't-careness" about oratorical contests, 
and still others stress true college spirit as shown in good, 
hard, daily grinding. Perhaps the first two ways of mani- 
festing college spirit are employed more than the third, no 
doubt because lack of them is so much more common. At 
any rate, loyalty and pep are the watchwords of all good 
college children. 

The Exponent contains much good literary material, 
is rich in really funny jokes, with seeable points, but why 
is not more life put into it by giving the atmosphere of 
busy, bustling college activities ? 

The Sopohmores did a good job when they got their 
chance at the Pegasus. Their writeups on "do's" are clev- 
er; the rules for Freshmen boys are all-embracing and 
quite original, in spelling, at least, is the account of the 
Sophomore-Senior thankful party. 

The Blackburnian is strong on newsy bits and in 
campus jokes. 

St. Mary's Chimes contains a number of poems, some- 
thing that so many of us find hard to get. 

"An optimist is a man who makes lemonade out of 
the lemons which are handed him." 


The Senior-Junior banquet was held at the Colonial 
Inn on Saturday night, December 5th. Though the night 
was rainy, everyone seemed in good spirits, some 
Seniors and one faculty member even going out ahead of 
time. A short program consisting of a song by May Big- 
ger and a one-act farce — "The Other Woman," by 
Corinne Hughes and Alma Harmel was much enjoyed by 

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all. The reading of the small diplomas found on each 
place card caused a great deal of amusement at the ban- 
quet table. 


Miss McLaughlin entertained the Sophomores with a 
jolly informal party in the Expression Studio, the Monday 
after Thanksgiving. Aren't you all curious to know 
what we did? Just watch us at the essay contest and 
you will find out. 

The society halls, on "stunt" night, November 19, 
were the scene of a very solemn occasion — the presenta- 
tion of our 1917 banner. The opening number of the 
program was an oration, "The Helvetians Across the 
Rhine," by Helen Ost. Then, preceded by a short ad- 
dress by the president, the Juniors were presented with 
their 1916 banner. Last, came the unveiling of our own 
red and white "1917," accompanied by a rousing class 

Alice Tombaugh has been chosen Sophomore repre- 
sentative on the executive board of the Students' Asso- 

The Sophomore class sends best wishes for a merry 
Christmas and a happy new year to every one at the col- 
lege and to all our members who are not back this year. 


If you don't know Dutch, 

It won't matter mutch; 

At our market you can tutch, 

For a little, pies and sutch. 
"3:15 Saturday, Dec. 5" appeared in startling letters 
on the bulletin board one day. With great anticipation 
each girl "saved up her pennies" for the town girls mar- 
ket. When the day came the Miss bought a Yorkshire 
pudding in the cookerel, Madamoiselle bought some cro- 

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quettes in the cusine and Fraulein bought a Dutch. mixture 
in the cookerei. Strange to say, however, they all went 
to the same cozy kitchen, chose their dainties from the 
same store, bought them from the same bunch of beaming 
town girls, enjoyed them to the same (fullest) extent, re- 
marked about the- same market and the same cooks. 
Then the same town girls remarked about the same appe- 
tites and the success of the same sale. 


On Monday, November 23, the Egyptian Club was 
organized by the girls who live south of East St. Louis. 
There are about fifteen members, all of whom are very 
enthusiastic about the club and are expecting many good 
times this winter. The officers elected are: Elaine 
Buhrman, President; Nora Alexander, Vice-President; 
Jessie Clem, Secretary and Treasurer. 


The second number of the artists' course was hailed 
with enthusiasm. Mr. Griggs, who gave us two splendid 
lectures last year, again delighted us on Wednesday, Dec. 
9, with two more. In the afternoon his subject was "Flor- 
ence, the Heart of the Rennaisance," in which he gave a 
vivid description of the monuments of that period which 
are still preserved in Florence. "The New Social Ideal," 
the subject of the evening, was one of intense interest to 
all, but especially to those of the Sociology, Bible and 
English classes. 

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Studio: Southwest Corner Square 

Otto Speith 

pboto iportraiture 

Official Catalogue 

of Pictures Accepted 
in the Exhibit of 

I P. A. of A. 

| S27 Mary Carnell Philadelphia, Pa, 

I 806—309 B. E. Doty JBattle Creek, Mich. 

| 31&— 316 H. S. Holland Charleston, 8. C 

| 51—52 The Daniel Studio Jackson, Miss. 

| 36—57 J. B. Schrlever Scranton, Pa. 

| 33 J. B. Van De Sande. . . . New Smyrna, Fla. 

| 28—29 Carl Schlotzhouer Lancaster, Pa. 

| 25 S. H. Wiilard Corona, CaL 

| 24 The Tomlinson Studio Trenton, N.J. 

| 19—20—21 The Brown's Studio.. New Bedford, Mass. 

| 4—5—6 Fred H. Reed Wichita, Kaiu 

| i_3 otto Spieth Jacksonville, I1L 

| 218—219 Louis Dworshak TW * 

| -216 S. L. Fowler 

| Clippings of the Official Catalogue of our standing in Photographers! 
Association of America I 

that we i 

Very often we a. 
our membership list 
for a eoncession and tht 
important that we have a i. 
The first thing that the Ph 
pliers' Association of Ak 
needs is a large membership. 
we can get anything we want 
is within reason. 


Picture Exhibit. 
The Picture Exhibit at the Con- 
vention was a grand success both 
in the number of prints submitted 
and in the superiority of the work 
displayed. There were 550 prints 
submitted, out of which there were 
197 which rated high enough to be 
placed in the accepted class. 





GOWNS and 

To the American Colleges and Univer- 
sities from the Atlanticsto the Pacific. 
Class contracts a specialty: 


We do not ruu an ordinary type-setting | 
plant — 1 

We leave that to the Other Fellow. I 
When you have a job that requires | 
quick action, send it to the only 1 
modern equipped shop in the city. 
Modern Machinery and the Ability to Use It | 

The Roach Press 

308 East State Street 


I Leaders in Mil inery, Coats, 
Suits and all youi Dry 
Go ds needs 

Always lowest possible prices 
don't forget us 

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Have a complete line of 

D tigs, Kodaks, Perfumes, 
Stationery and Holiday Gifts | 

We do Developing- & Printing- 1 


East and West Side Square 



Latest in JEWELRY, 



Russell & Lyon's 

Oldest Established Jewelers 
in Central Illinois 

Both Phones 96 

Mathis, Kamm & Shibe say 

We can furnish your 

Shoes and Party Slippers 

in the popular styles, 

leathers, and 


Robert H. Kleicl 


Member State and National Associations 



"The mistletoe hung in the castle hall, 

The holly branch shone on the old oak wall." 

— Bayly. 




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For those who discriminate 

We simply suggest that it has been our constant effort to 
please the students who come to our city. We select only the 
best materials and prepare them with skilfull loving care. 

Pure Candies, Hot and cold Soda, Brick Ice Cream and 
Plain and Decorated Birthday Cakes. 

Telephone 227. All packages delivered. We cater for all 
College functions. 

Vickery & Merrigan 


227 W. State St. 

Both Phones 309 




West Side Square 

Brady Bros. ! 

Everything- in Hardware, 
House-furnishings and Paints| 

45-47 South Side Square 



For Fancy fruit and 


72 East Side Square 

"The Home of the Crispette" 

The Sanitary Pop-corn 
and Crispette Shop 

Pop-corn that melts in your mouth 
Roasted and Salted Peanuts 

East State Street 

C* V* Frankenbcrg 

Ladies' and Gents' Tailoring 
Cleaning, Altering, 
Improved Machinery, 

Best Work 
215 East State Street 

Established 1890 

Cjloaks. Su/rs. Furs and Millinery^ 

dACKSOA?V/LL£. fjuu 

Low Prices Square Dealing 
Keep us busy 



flDullenix & Ibamtlton 






Creams, Ices, Frappes, Sundaes, Sodas, Parfaits, 

Mousses and all Hot Drinks 

Home-made Candies and Salted Nuts 

The Store of Merit 

Phones 70 216 East State Street 

Why pay more for no more? 

Let us sell you SHOES 

It means more spending money 
for you 

We cater to your wants 


The Popular Price East State Street 
Shoe Man 


I. M. BUNCE & Co. 

IPrf if ting 

211 East Morgan Street 

Shepherds at the grange, 

Where the Babe was born, 

Sang, with many a change, 

Christmas carols until morn. 

Let us by the fire 

Ever higher, 

Sing them till the night expire! 

— Longfellow. 


Designs, Cut Flowers, 


Southwest Corner Square 

Greenhouses, South Diamond St. 

Store: Hell Phone 154, 111. 182 

Greenhouses, Bell 775 


The Young Ladies' Shoe S+ore 1 

We carry a full line of Evening Slippers! 
in all co^rs. 

If it's new, we have it 


East Side Square 

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Cut flowers 



Both Phones 

\ You will find a complete line of 



Walker's Grocery 

Home Cooking a Specialty 
1 Both Phones 205 E. Morgan Stree- 

Job Printing 

Of All Kinds 


John K* Long | 

Engraved Cards and Invitations 1 

213 West Morgan Street | 
Illinois Phone 400 1 

I heard the bells on Christmas Day, 

Their old, familiar carols play, 

And wild and sweet 

The words repeat 

Of peace on earth, good will to men! 

— Longfellow. 

I Dorwart Market 




Vulcan Roll Films 

Cameras from $2.00 up 1 
Everything strictly first class | 

Vail & Vail | 

Oswald's Drug Store 71 E. Side Sq. 1 

|Both phones 196 230 W. State St. 

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Service and 



Service and 


Headquarters for 



Table Runners, Matts, Cushions and Piano Scarfs 

Expert Developing and Finishing 

Open Days and Nights until 9:00 P. M. 

Illinois Phone 450 

59 Southeast Corner Square Jacksonville, Illinois 

"As many mince pies as you taste at Christmas, so 
many happy months will you have." — An old English 

date Bat3 

Hnt) annex for Xafcies 

221-223 East State Street 

Illinois Phone 308 Bell Phone 57 

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H. J. & L. M. SMITH 

Art Needle Work 
and Millinery 

211 West State Street 


Phones 800 



I We guarantee every purchase 
and delivery or money 


I 29 South Side Square Phones 800 

S. S. Kresge Co.| 

5c & ioc Store 

A popular place for College § 
Girls I 

The Store tor 


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Kodak Shop 

A. H Atherton & Son 

Under FarrelTs Bank 

We Develop and Print Promptly | 

Blow, bugles of battle, the marches of peace; 
East, West, North and South let the long quarrel cease! 
Sing of glory to God and of good will to man. 
Sing the song of great joy that the angels began, 

— Whittier. 


Proprietor of 

I City Steam Dye Works 

Dry Cleaning of Fancy 

Waists and Dresses 

a Specialty 

Ideal Bread 

is better 
so are the Cakes 

230 East State St Jacksonville, 111. 
Illinois Phone 388 



Jewelry Store 

We have good-looking and good-wearing goods 
Will be pleased to show them 

I All the Faculty, Students and Friends 
| of the College should have a Checking 
| or Savings Account with 



F. E. Farrell, President 

E. E. Crabtree, Vice-President 

H. H. Potter, Cashier 

M. W. Osborne, Asst. Cashier 


Grocery j 

A good place to trade 



221 West State Street 

The time draws near the birth of Christ, 
The moon is hid! the night is still; 
The Christmas bells from hill to hill 

Answer each other in the mist. 

— Tennyson. 

At Christmas play, and make good cheer, 
For Christmas comes but once a year. 

— Tusser. 

College Printing Specialists 

Year Books College Calendars | 

Every Kind of Printing and Binding 

write us 

Pantagraph Printing and Stationery Co* 



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The Latest in 

College Jewelry, Society 

Stationery, Bracelet 

Watches, Silver and 

Cut Glass 


bass Errs 

21 South Side Square 

C. J. Deppe&Co. I 

Known for 41 Ready-To- | 
wear" and Popular 
Priced Dry Goods 

Piepenbrlngs Variety Store 

One block east of College 









on Ice 

Groceries California 


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Jacksonville's foremost Store for Men 
and Specialties for Women 

Mannish Sweaters 

Mackinaw Coats, KnittedToques 

Mannish Rain Coats and Hats 

Trunks and Handbags 

Mollenbrock & McCullough 


McDougalTs Studio 

234I West State Street 

Illinois Phone 808 

I Ladies* Late Style Furs 


Frank Byrns l 


Cherry's Livery | 

Finest Light and Heavyl 
Livery | 

Lowest Rates 

235-237, 302-304 306 North Main Stieetl 


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| Catering- 



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1 East State Street 111. Phone 418 

Be merry all, be merry all, 
With holly dress the festive hall; 
Prepare the song, the feast, the ball, 
To welcome Merry Christmas! 

— W. R. Spencer. 

J. F*. IKi^o^^n 





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for the home 

for the home 



Headquarters for Room Furnishings 

The Best Goods at the Price, no matter what the Price 




Dr. Albyn Lincoln Adams 

to the State School for the Blind 
323 West State Street 

Practice limited to diseases of the 
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat 

Both Telephones 


326 West State St. 


Beautiful College Pennants 

Each 9in. x 24m. 

Each 7in. x 2iin. 

4— PENNANTS, Size 12x30—4 

Any Leading Colleges of 

Your Selection 

All of our best quality, in their 

proper colors, with colored emblems. 

Either assortment, for limited time, 

sent postpaid for 50 cents and five 

stamps to cover shipping costs. 

Write us for prices before placing 
1 orders for felt novelties of all kinds. 

The Gem City Novelty Co. 

2420 Bittner Street 
Dayton, Ohio 


We will pipe your house for 


or wire it for 


at cost 
Jacksonville Railway & 

Light Company 

Two years to pay 224 S. Main St. 



409 Ayers National Bank Bldg. 

Both Phones 760 



See our Motor Coats, Mackinaws and Sweaters 
Also Ladies' Holeproof Hosiery 


Girls, Patronize Our Advertisers 

Ayers National Bank 

Founded 1852 




United States | 

Postal Savings | 

Member c f 
Reserve Bank 1 

Special Window for Ladies 
Ladies' Waiting- Room 
We make a feature of Ladies' Accounts, and have 
provided facilities for their exclusive use 


M. F. Dunlap, President 
Andrew Rus«el, Vice President 
R. M. Hockenhull, Vice President 
Chas. B. Graff, Vice President 

H. J. Rodgers, Vice President 

Owen P. Thompson 
Edward F. Goltra 
John W. Leach 

Arthur Vannier, Assistant Cashier 
George Deitrick 
R. M. Hockenhull 
M. F. Dunlap 

O. F. Ruffe, Cashier 
R. C Reynolds, Asst Cashier 
II. C, Clement, Asst. Cashier 
W. G. Goebel, Asst. Cashier 
H. K. Chenoweth, Asst. Cashier 

Harry M. Capps 
O. F. Buffe 
Andrew Russel 


Erected 1902 

Harker Hall 
Erected 1909 


College of LiberalArts 
College of Music 
School of Fine Arts 
School of Expression 
School of Home Economics 

A Standard College — 
Regular college and academy courses 
leading to Bachelor's degree. Pre-em- 
inently a Christian college with every 
facility for thorough work. Located 
in the Middle West, in a beautiful, 
dignified, old college town, noted for 
its literary and music atmosphere. 

Let us have names of your friends 
who are looking for a good college. 

Call or address, Registrar 

Illinois Woman's College, 

Jacksonville, 111. 

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